Sethan Village: End Of The Habitable World

Sethan Village, perched at a lofty 9,250 feet, is the last village of Kullu Valley. It stands proudly as a Buddhist settlement with an original history of horsemen. This hidden gem, just 15 km from bustling Manali town, captivates with its vast alpine meadows and dense deodar and oak forests at the treeline.

Sethan is more than a destination – it’s our home. As pioneers, we’ve championed Sethan’s allure for over a decade, crafting transformative experiences. Our lodge, campsite, and café embrace you with warm hospitality, all while serving as your gateway to Spiti Valley via Hampta Pass. Sethan is a haven for winter adventurers, offering thrilling experiences in its snow-covered landscape and is also called the ‘Igloo Village Sethan’. For those seeking off-the-beaten-path exploration, Sethan Valley is a back-country heaven, where every moment is a breath of fresh, untamed air.

Make this exceptional destination your basecamp for extraordinary adventures, and immerse yourself in its serene beauty, rich history, and unmatched tranquility. Join us in exploring this hidden gem we call home.


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Sethan Village Travel Guide: Unearth the Himalayan Hideaway

Location: Tucked away just 12 kilometers from the bustling town of Manali, Sethan Village, Himachal Pradesh, is a charming Buddhist enclave. Perched at an elevation of 2700 meters in the Beas River Valley, this hidden gem unveils breathtaking vistas of the majestic Dhauladhar range¹.

How to Reach: Your journey to Sethan is a scenic 45-minute drive from Manali. While private transportation is recommended, you can easily hire a taxi for a convenient commute.

Accommodation: As Sethan Village embraces its quaint charm, accommodation options are cozy and limited. Explore the local guesthouses and homestays for a comfortable retreat. For a memorable stay, consider The Wilderness Lodge, nestled right within the village. Airbnb also offers holiday rentals and homes, providing additional choices for your stay.

Food: Embark on a culinary adventure in, savoring the rich flavors of local cuisine. Local eateries offer delectable dishes like Siddu, Dham, and Madra.

Things to Do in Sethan Village:

  1. Skiing and Snowboarding: Winter transforms Sethan Valley into a snow-covered playground, perfect for skiing and snowboarding.
  2. Trekking: Immerse yourself in the pristine beauty of Sethan Village by embarking on treks to nearby attractions such as Pandu Ropa, Balughera, Hampta Pass, Chikka, and Jobri Nalla.

Weather: Sethan Valley experiences a varied climate. Summers (June to October) offer mild temperatures, ideal for hiking and camping, with daytime temperatures around 20°C to 10°C. Winters bring cold temperatures and heavy snowfall.

Attractions Near Sethan Village:

  • Pandu Ropa: Believed to be the Pandavas’ exile residence.
  • Chikka: The starting point for the trek to Spiti via Hampt Pass.
  • Balughera: The base of the Hampta Pass
  • Hampta Pass Trek: The gateway to Spiti Valley
  • Piyangnuru: The base of Mt. Deo Tibba
  • Sarotu Thatch: A beautiful meadow below the Prini Peak

Clothing: To ensure comfort throughout the year, packing warm clothing is advisable. Layered attire is recommended, especially during the chilly winter months.

Sethan Village, though lesser-known, captivates with its serene ambiance and unspoiled beauty. While amenities may be limited, it’s a sanctuary for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers.

For lodging options in Hampta, consider The Wilderness Lodge ( which offers an authentic rustic experience in a stone and wood cottage. Additionally, Airbnb offers a variety of holiday rentals in nearby Hamta Village, providing more choices for your stay.


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Stories From Sethan

Things to do in Sethan Village for the slow, mindful explorer seeking tranquility and connection with nature:

  1. Nature Immersion and Forest Bathing: Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Hampta Valley. Take slow walks along the meandering paths, breathe in the fresh mountain air, and listen to the whispers of the forests.
  2. Meditative Moments: Find a tranquil spot by the riverside or in the meadows for meditation and mindfulness. Let the serene environment guide your inner journey.
  3. Yoga Retreat: Join a yoga retreat or practice yoga independently amidst the Himalayan backdrop. Connect with your body, mind, and soul in the peaceful ambiance.
  4. Photographic Pause: Slow down to capture the village’s picturesque landscapes, traditional architecture, and the everyday life of its residents through photography.
  5. Cultural Connections: Engage with the local Buddhist community. Participate in their rituals, learn about their traditions, and share stories to foster cultural understanding.
  6. Starry Nights: In the evenings, lie back and stargaze. Sethan’s clear skies provide an excellent canvas for observing constellations, shooting stars, and the Milky Way.
  7. Artistic Expression: Use the tranquil environment as inspiration for your creativity. Paint, sketch, or write to express your thoughts and emotions.
  8. Local Workshops and Volunteer Opportunities:: Participate in traditional workshops and explore opportunities to contribute to the local community through volunteering or eco-friendly initiatives.
  9. Riverside Picnics: Pack a picnic and enjoy a slow meal by the banks of the Beas River, surrounded by the sounds of nature.
  10. Detox from Digital: Disconnect from your devices and embrace the raw and unfiltered beauty of Sethan Village.

Remember, the essence of mindful exploration lies in being present in the moment, savoring each experience, and letting the serene surroundings of this village guide you towards inner peace and rejuvenation.